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Nigerian Troops Eliminate Terrorists in Ambush at Dikwa Axis


Troops of 3 Battalion under 22 Brigade on Friday, 20th October 2017 at about 11.30am neutralised 3 Boko Haram terrorists in an ambush staged by the terrorists.
This occurred while the soldiers were on routine patrol close to Missini Village along Dikwa – Ngala road, northern Borno State.
A statement by Air Commodore Director of Public Relations and Information, Olatokunbo Adesanya said the team recovered 1 AK-47 rifle with registration number KO357026 and 39 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition from the terrorists.
In another development, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Relations also said NAF Aircraft attacked a gathering of Terrorists in Konduga Axis On 19 October 2017.
‘The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE conducted an attack on a location in URGA area close to KONDUGA. Previous intelligence reports, gathered through Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions by NAF ISR platforms, had indicated the presence of a large number of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in DURWAWA settlement in the outskirt of URGA.”
“Accordingly, one Alpha Jet aircraft was detailed to carry out air interdiction on the target. Overhead the location, the aircraft acquired and attacked the target twice with bombs. Subsequent Battle Damage Assessment revealed that the aerial attack set off a fire, causing damage to the BHT structures within the settlement and neutralizing most of the BHTs while a few of them fled the location.”
He added that the aerial attack by the NAF is in furtherance of efforts at ensuring the complete decimation of the Boko Haram terrorists and breaking their will to continue their terrorist attacks on innocent Nigerians.

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